tv The Papers BBC News January 15, 2018 10:45pm-11:01pm GMT
qm? ”le e“ “a guardian also shows riordan and the rush to protect the jobs of carillion employees. so a new look to the papers. hope you like it. as we focus on what fleet street's finest are reporting, hopefully it will be even easier to see how the big stories are being covered. we are going to start with the financial times. carillion, the big story. we have been covering it all day. 20,000 jobs at risk. this isa all day. 20,000 jobs at risk. this is a company that had a market value of £2 billion, orders of £16 billion. what happened? this is very bad news, but particularly for the government bad news, lots of questions are being asked about why this company issued three profit warnings, kept being awarded all these contracts which has to a point these contracts which has to a point the government has insisted they're not going to do a bail out which is how we got to this liquidisation
stage. they need to keep those contracts going. it's a very difficult spot. we have seen chris grayling today under a lot of pressure. some of the contracts date back to gordon brown's time. yeah, carillion, like all the big out sources, they take these long—term contracts from the government and operate on tiny profit margins. they're big companies and make big money but for instance take one or two or 3% profit margin and the only way to keep going and growing is to get more contracts. what carillion's been doing is even as it was heavily in debt, even as it was pushing ahead it needed to keep getting more business so the chief executive was rewarded for getting more contracts, not for sorting out the existing business and making sure it could do the work it promised to do. you end up the work it promised to do. you end up with this crazy situation where a company that was worth two billion and the key thing it was liquidated, not into administration, there was nothing seen worth salvaging from this company that only a few years ago was worth two billion. front
major of the metro, carillion's hedge funds make a mint as the company fails, bosses hang on to bonuses. a lot of the top staff were getting a lot of money while this company was crumbling. this headline is centring on what seems to be the injustice. the idea that obviously the rich stay rich and everyone else suffers. there is big questions here, why were they allowed to relax the rules around bonuses when they we re the rules around bonuses when they were issuing profit warnings? it does — i think we are going to discuss the labour's argument about nationalisation, whether or not you accept it, because this is an example of privatisation gone wrong. that's the big point. the labour party are going to make hay with this. jeremy corbyn is already saying watershed moment, should end rip—off privatisation. pfi, where do you put, should you be using public money to pay private companies?
yeah, as you said a lot of these contracts date back to the new labourera. it was contracts date back to the new labour era. it was a gordon brown specialty to take this stuff off the government balance sheet, give it to a private company, sign a ten, 20—year deal to look after a hospital, provide cleaners or big infrastructure. but the great thing forjeremy corbyn is it's seen as so different so this he can get away with criticising something which was essentially a flagship policy of the la st essentially a flagship policy of the last labour government because for most voters they view him as a different beast. if it was any other leader, ed miliband, he would be... wouldn't be able to go in hard on this. forjeremy corbyn he can go, look, big primary colours, big sweeping statement, privatisation is bad, this is what it looks like, don't trust them, trust me instead. all right. the telegraph. horrible story. poppi worthington, 13 months old. a coroner ruled she was sexually assaulted before she died.
this article pointing out failings of the police in this. yeah, an horrific story. they've had this coroner's report which has found this. what is the problem is no charges were brought against poppi's father and here you have the mother staying anonymous pleading for them to look at the police failings and try to open the case again. we have the local mp for the area where she was living, he said he doubts this is going to happen because there's been a catalogue of failures. he doesn't have much hope. but if there isa doesn't have much hope. but if there is a way, it does seem unjust that you could have that finding and not have a consequence in terms of the law. the local mp talking about a public inquiry. maybe that's a way of getting at the truth of exactly what happened here. a lot will come down to front pages like this and how strongly the government feels it needs to act as a result of a sistery like this with these pictures on —— with a story like this with these pictures in the media. it's an unusual case where
you can have the cps examine the file a couple of times and found that due to the police failings it can't prosecute. yet to have this level of evidence in court and no one being arrested, obviously we can't speculate on who might be responsible, but the fact there are people associated with this case who aren't being in any way under threat of arrest or trial is astonishing. indeed. staying with the telegraph. at the bottom a big story across the weekend, you are chuckling, both of you. the ukip leader's wife refuses to give him her support. i wonder why. yes, more than meets the eye in this headline. ukip, the past two weekends back in the news, it's not a new policy announcement or anything, it was his love life. first a younger girlfriend, and the
wife, estranged wife. then this weekend the mail's story was about seemingly racist messages by that girlfriend. he has had to separate ways. i think the phrase was romantically disengage or something along those lines. conscious uncoupling. perhaps unsurprisingly, his estranged wife. .. uncoupling. perhaps unsurprisingly, his estranged wife... she said no, mate, iam not his estranged wife... she said no, mate, i am not supporting you. she's not run to his rescue. a parade of ukip spokespeople, half of whom i didn't know exist, who will resign if he doesn't resign. he's been leader for three or four months, depending on how many you count, he is famous for two things, saying he could strangle a badger with his hands and having a new girlfriend who may or may not have september racist messages. it's not exactly the media profile you want from a leader of a national political party. no, not really. and for being
a former lib dem. some might argue that it's no surprise his wife has decided to take the stance that she has. it's not even getting paid, hasn't even fot a salary. daily dp express. britain ready to cut foreign aid cash. the crusade to stop foreign aid madness, following srefkss and reports across the press —— investigations, about where foreign aid is spent. they're saying that the government has — a government source sparked legitimate concerns among voters. woolly phrasing, though. i don't think they're saying they're going to do something, the general consensus, it's important to have this commitment on foreign aid, you want — obviously reports of money going to north korea doesn't help. that doesn't really help. some way they could fix that. let's go to
the times. labour mps threat to quit over purge by left—wing. big elections to the nec and it would seem elections to the nec and it would seem that the factions closest to mrcorbyn, the leader, obviously on the very left of the party, they've won out. yeah, this is the start of the end game really. the left—wing of the party, whenjeremy the end game really. the left—wing of the party, when jeremy corbyn even in 2014, 2015 was seen as an obscure weird backbencher who no one would quote or put on a programme, he and his faction have complete control of labour. it's over. this is the end game. this is what it looks like. his supporters gained an enormous number of votes on the nec, 40% ahead of the centrist candidates. now you have the final anonymous briefings as labour mps realising their local party might deselect them with new powers that could be granted to them, realise they've to work out their exit strategy basically. either going to go down fighting but not even, no
one is willing to put their name to these comments. they'll go down fighting, don't really want to be identified publicly. yeah, sources. is there any hope for, some would argue, moderates within the party, now? i think to be honest - it was obviously after picking up such a fight, leadership challenges to jeremy corbyn, obviously when they got a much better than expected result in the snap election, it wasn't really the point. labour conference felt more like this like a coronation of a leader rather than a coronation of a leader rather than a debate about what direction the party should take to win enough votes to get to power. but i think if you start to see trigger ballots, one of the things they're worried about, then you will start to see them thinking that and actually the big kwory to the leader, although it wouldn't beat labour, this idea of a centrist prohe would pro—eu party could be enough to stop labour neeking ahead. you might see them trying to appease these mps. the
guardian, the new look. the front page there. at the bottom interesting, boris johnson admits the £350 million bus claim during the eu referendum was wrong. it should have been higher. this is borisjohnson doing excellent trolling winding everyone up. he is doing a good job. what drives them mad at the guardian. brexit! and the £350 million bus, what if i say we are not going to get £350 million, and he pauses, actually we are going to get more. is this based on good evidence or is he winding up the guardian. he is saying the £350 million was wrong because in reality it's £88 million because in reality it's £88 million because of how you calculate it and whether it's contribution will rise by the time of the transition period. all of these figures are so big that no one can ever actually pin theirfingeron big that no one can ever actually pin their finger on anything which is why the £350 million works so
well in the first place. to be fair it's borisjohnson well in the first place. to be fair it's boris johnson seeing well in the first place. to be fair it's borisjohnson seeing his prey and playing with it and enjoying winding up the guardian. also perhaps feels that he needs to get out there again on the brexit debate. mrfarage has had a bit of the oxygen in relation to this talk being a second referendum. mrjohnson in this interview i think has said yeah, there could be a second referendum, i don't want one, if there is one the brexit side would win even more handily. yeah, and i think there is a view lots of people — what boris is trying to do here, definitely there was a frustration from some people in cabinet that the positive argument for brexit isn't made enough and you have to remind people of the reasons. the people on the other side constantly remind people of reasons why they don't think it was a good idea. there is — i think what is interesting about the nhs thing is if you didn't believe the £350 million, i don't think you are necessarily going to believe the 438 million. boris johnson wants to do something here,
he wants to prove he didn't mislead voters. he missed a chance to be prime minister and he has to go theresa may to admit to slogans, which is a hard task. something you have probably heard as well, a lot of tory mps don't think he could be leader because he is perceived to have lied to the public. indeed. and the nhs big in everyone's minds at the nhs big in everyone's minds at the moment. good to see you, thank you. and the new improved papers. wonderful looking. even better. even better than the new guardian. no, no. you can see all the front pages online on the bbc news website. it's there seven days a week. if you missed the programme you can see it again on iplayer. thank you again. thank you again. thank you again. thank you for watching. hope you enjoyed our new improved version. all the best. good evening. plenty of weather to
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central and southern scotland. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: the construction giant, carillion, has gone into liquidation with debts of £900 million, threatening thousands of jobs. tonight, ministers held an emergency meeting to discuss plans for maintaining essential services in the public sector. the government is working very hard indeed across all departments to make sure that the liquidation of carillion takes place in an orderly manner and does not disrupt public services. a coroner in cumbria concludes that 13—month—old poppi worthington had been sexually assaulted before she died of asphyxia. in bangladesh, fears for the safety of thousands of rohingya muslims facing a return to possible violence in myanmar. and tributes to cyrille regis, the man who led the way for black footballers in britain. he's died at the age of 59. what a great shot!